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Glad to see I'm good for something. :flex:
Thanks matrix, the weird thing is that my counter showed 99 when I made that post so I thought mine was #100 but I look at it now and yours was # 100. Im confused:huh:. Any way thanks for the info and the #100!
 

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In 5 pages of secret projectors, no one mentions CRT projectors.
With them, you can vary the sizes even up to 35 feet diagonal.
One can make the color pop or be muted at will.
There are no "bulbs" to go out every 2000 hours (once a year); there are CRT's that last 15,000 hours if you're careless and over 22,000 hours if your careful. Careful in this case means just keep the overall brightness down somewhat.
Very good 8" pjcrt's are less than $1000 and can handle 1280p while very good 9"ers are about $7k and can do 1080p easily. HTH.
7" crt's are under $500 but they are mostly good for 1024x768.

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In 5 pages of secret projectors, no one mentions CRT projectors.
With them, you can vary the sizes even up to 35 feet diagonal.
One can make the color pop or be muted at will.
There are no "bulbs" to go out every 2000 hours (once a year); there are CRT's that last 15,000 hours if you're careless and over 22,000 hours if your careful. Careful in this case means just keep the overall brightness down somewhat.
Very good 8" pjcrt's are less than $1000 and can handle 1280p while very good 9"ers are about $7k and can do 1080p easily. HTH.
7" crt's are under $500 but they are mostly good for 1024x768.

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True very true but those units can be too large for some rooms and families, they need at times the use of a profesional to service them and also sometimes you have the added expense of a doubler. The do amaze at times with outstanding image. The LCD/DLP models do an admirable job, can cost much less and are both small and easy to own. Very cool pros and cons that makes this all interesting!
 

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The same went for CRT HD sets. They had contrast ratios of a million to one, a better color gamut and a very long life span. I have one myself. Unfortunately the shear weight and size of them were too much. A 30" HD CRT weighs more than 100lbs and they just didn't make them any larger than 34"-36". There were some that were slimmer, but the tradition CRT was just too bulky.
 

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The same went for CRT HD sets. They had contrast ratios of a million to one, a better color gamut and a very long life span. I have one myself. Unfortunately the shear weight and size of them were too much. A 30" HD CRT weighs more than 100lbs and they just didn't make them any larger than 34"-36". There were some that were slimmer, but the tradition CRT was just too bulky.
I have a Sony XBR WEGA 34in 1080I set and its a beast, big heavy beatiful picture making beast!
I paid nearly $3000 for it in 2003 and its still going strong and hasnt not been bested by anything I have seen to date.
 

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I have a Sony XBR WEGA 34in 1080I set and its a beast, big heavy beatiful picture making beast!
I paid nearly $3000 for it in 2003 and its still going strong and hasnt not been bested by anything I have seen to date.
I believe I had the same unit (KV-34XBR910) and I found the picture outstanding, especially in 1080i. It eliminated my need to upgrade to a flat screen for the longest time. I finally gave in when I saw the 60" displays especially the Pioneer 141fd which was vanishing quickly. I also agree that CRTs are still the best in some specs.

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Standard def content still looks good on HD CRTs too.

Another drawback though is that you can get screen burn from playing video games or viewing 4:3 content with black bars on the sides. I have yet to see that however on mine.

I still prefer my projector over the HD CRT TV. That could also be because it's 92" vs 30" and has a room built around it. I'm sure if I had a 92" CRT panel it would look better, but it would take up a whole room, need a cooling system and special footings under the foundation to hold its weight.
 

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CRT RPTVs are also in the same league, beautiful HD picture! Our livingroom 53" Sony has a spectacular HD picture for its age, The Olympic footage is just amazing. As long as you manually keep the convergence in tune (about once every 3 months I adjust it) It looks better than any LCD or Plasma I have seen in the stores.
 

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I just wish I tried Projecting onto my wall before I put holes in it to install the Projector Screen ... which hasn't been used since it was installed because the plaster wall looked better
( at lease it does not have stretch marks ) tho I do miss having the black border to stop the bleeding

on the bright side at least this was done in my bed room ... so I knew I didn't have to put a screen up in the living room
 

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I think they still are a secret for the majority of people. You can now get a 720p projector for under $500 and even a 720p 3D projector for just about $550. Despite this fact people still spend the same money or more on 55" 720p TVs or smaller (like 42") 1080p TVs. I have heard several people say that it would be cool to have a projector as if it was some out there goal. I only know one person who has a projector and they have only had it about a year.

However, I think that with new cheap, HD, short throw projectors more and more people will realize they can take advantage of what projectors have to offer without needing a dedicated home theater.
 
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